Latest Version of Adobe Flash Player

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  1. Posts : 6,330
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
       #831

    I've also never had to uninstall before updating.
    I have seen in some cases where the downloaded exe would not update, and found it was caused by some type of security permission.
    Copying the exe to a different folder and running from there worked for me.
    This is with the exe's downloaded from the standalone page.
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  2. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #832

    I've always uninstalled and just re-downloaded flash and bit cleaner.

    But since flash is for the most part unneeded I leave it uninstalled modern browsers don't need it in most cases.
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  3. Posts : 186
    Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1, Windows 10 Home 64-bit at the moment
       #833

    DavidE said:
    Copying the exe to a different folder and running from there worked for me.
    That worked with the latest update. I normally put the exe in a seperate programs update folder where I have all rights. Thats the same on my WinXP computer.

    Updates are normally about 17Kb but some are only 1.5Kb and they download the files to install.

    I tried to install this on my WinXP and it said I needed to uninstall it first, stupid app.
    Last edited by Keithuk; 22 Apr 2015 at 21:17. Reason: Update
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  4. Posts : 6,330
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
       #834

    I have multi-boot / multi-user PC's ...
    I never figured out WHY it has problems sometimes ...
    If you or anyone does, let me know
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  5. Posts : 637
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #835

    I usually uninstall with the Adobe official Flash removal tool , reboot and then reinstall . My computer doesn't seem to update automatically while my Fathers does , same AV and settings on both.


    I also notice Flash is not needed in most cases , in Opera plug ins it's often disabled and i see no difference.
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  6. Posts : 4,776
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #836

    Well my personal preference has always been to fully remove flash player (all versions for all browsers) by running the dedicated removal tool. Sometimes it does indeed leave files behind and I then run a script to remove them. Then I install the versions that I need after a reboot. It been that way for me since this used to happen:

    Update your Flash player now--and do it right - CNET

    I see lots of people experiencing problems with flash video playback after just applying countless flash player updates - never bothering to clean install it. Sooner or later something stops working. Also the advice is to close all programs that are using Flash Player before updating or removing it. If that's not done it causes problems with files that need to be deleted or replaced not being deleted or replaced.

    Just my opinion.
    Last edited by Callender; 22 Apr 2015 at 12:28. Reason: correct spelling
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  7. Posts : 637
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #837

    Care to reveal your script to remove all traces of Flash , appreciate it.
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  8. NoN
    Posts : 4,167
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
       #838

    Callender said:
    Well my personal preference has always been to fully remove flash player (all versions for all browsers) by running the dedicated removal tool. Sometimes it does indeed leave files behind and I then run a script to remove them. Then I install the versions that I need after a reboot. It been that way for me since this used to happen:

    Update your Flash player now--and do it right - CNET

    I see lots of people experiencing problems with flash video playback after just applying countless flash player updates - never bothering to clean install it. Sooner or later something stops working. Also the advice is to close all programs that are using Flash Player before updating or removing it. If that's not done it causes problems with files that need to be deleted or replaced not being deleted or replaced.

    Just my opinion.
    That's also what i experienced few years ago before i realized i was doing that wrong. Now i carefully remove the all Flash player before any updates/versions.
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  9. Posts : 4,776
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #839

    Flash Player removal script


    jonnyhillow said:
    Care to reveal your script to remove all traces of Flash , appreciate it.
    Well after running the dedicated removal tool from Adobe I run other software (UVK) and run a UVK script. I don't know if that helps but here's the script:

    Code:
    <UVKCommandsScript>
     <SDelete>
    
    C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash
    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash
    %appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player
    %appdata%\Macromedia\Flash Player
    
    ######## End of UVK - Fix List. ########
    Explanation:

    <SDelete> removes any files or folders below that line by force deleting them avoiding the recycle bin. If there's anything that can't be deleted it's force deleted on the next boot.
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  10. Posts : 637
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #840

    Thank you very much for providing the script , now i will work on defining what a UVK is .
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